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Alfred University President Zupan publishes third book; explores how insiders harm government

Mark Zupan

Mark Zupan

Alfred University President Mark Zupan has just released his third book, “Inside Job: How Government Insiders Subvert the Public Interest,” published by Cambridge University Press.

An economist whose fields of specialization include industrial organization, regulation, and political economy, Zupan discussed his book and its conclusions at an invited talk  at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC, Thursday, and is scheduled to speak next week at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research in New York City.

According to Amazon, “Much attention has been paid to the negative effects of government outsiders - such as special interest groups - influencing government agencies and officials. In this book, Mark A. Zupan addresses the equally important phenomenon of government insiders influencing the machinery of the state and putting their interests above the public interest.”

Zupan became the 14th president of Alfred University on July 1, 2016. He had previously been dean of the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester and Eller College of Management at Arizona State University. He had been a faculty member and associate dean at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

            He has a B.A. degree in economics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.